He did: "with Lazar, it's no secret that if he finds a club then we will negotiate". And you're the one who told us to take what Klopp says at face value at all times because he "talks straight". But apparently this holds only when it suits your argument.
Yeah, here's the thing, I didn't say he was lying about Coutinho's back, perhaps that nuance escaped you?
It's others that want it both ways, not me.
I'm fully prepared to take what he said at face value, which is that he will "negotiate", but as that hasn't happened, Markovic may well get a run out in one of the cups, and if he performs well, who knows.
Klopp has also shown that he can change his mind, his plans, his tactics etc
It's not beyond the realms of possibility that he changes his mind about a player as well.